Category Archives: News

August 2020 DACA Update

The USCIS is not accepting first time DACA applicants right now. The USCIS is breaking the law and defying an order from the US Supreme Court and from a couple of other federal courts that have ordered it to accept new applications. There are several lawsuits pending throughout the USA right now aga...


USCIS Filing Fees Going Up Again

The USCIS has announced that their filing fees for most immigration applications are going up in most cases beginning on October 4, 2020. However, the filing fee for some applications will actually be going down on that date. Here is a list of the most common applications and their current and new f...


USCIS Offices Are Open Again

Today the USCIS officially opened to the public again. Anyone out there who had a permanent residence interview, naturalization interview, or citizenship ceremony that was postponed can expect to get a notice in the next 2-3 weeks letting you know of your new interview date. There are some new ru...


Coronavirus Updates And Client Social Distancing Policy

Nationwide, the immigration offices including San Antonio are currently closed until at least April 7, 2020. The biometrics offices are also closed until at least April 7, 2020 as well. Anyone with a biometrics appointment or interview in San Antonio will have their appointments automatically resche...


USCIS Application Fees Are Going Up

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notified the public that filing fees for almost all applications are going up soon, by an average of 21%. USCIS hasn't announced when the fees are going up, but it will probably be in March 2020, but the Trump administration has not yet announced the...


November 2019 DACA Update

In late June 2019, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case on DACA to determine the future of the program. A decision in the case will come sometime in 2020. Several lower courts have held that the DACA program should continue, but the future of the DACA program depends on how the ...


Changes To The Public Charge Rule In Immigration

As you may have heard, the Trump administration is trying to change immigration rules to make it harder to immigrate to the United States through a family member. One of these changes has to do with being a public charge. A law was passed in 1996 that prevents anyone from immigrating to the Unite...


Who Benefits Under The Pereira Decision

A major decision by the Supreme Court in June 2018 affects any applicants who are currently in deportation or removal proceedings. On June 21, 2018, The Supreme Court issued a decision in Pereira v Sessions which could potentially benefit thousands of immigrants who are or were in removal proceeding...


DACA Program

It's now been 2 weeks since Donald Trump was elected President but it feels like it's been a year. The program that I am most worried about is the DACA program that President Obama started in 2012. I'm sure most people reading this know what the DACA program is so I won't bother getting into that. ...